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Youth Group Bible Study On Deconstructing Faith Part 2

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Small Group Questions

What is the difference between persuasion and manipulation? (persuasion is about the other persom manipulation focuses on and/or benefits yourself)

Why is quoting scripture (abusing someone with text) to someone who is struggling with their faith or has left the faith a bad idea?

What is Jackie’s example of persuasion? (person and soul, how are you, do you need something?)

Why do we get offended or angry vs empathetic or compassionate when someone leaves the faith?

How do you remain an open door? (Be normal)

What do you think about this quote, 

“You don’t have to be offensive, the gospel is offensive enough”

Light can hurt the eyes of people in darkness.

What do think about this quote from Jackie,

“Most people will not tell you the truth about why they fell away, usually they will blame some kind of doctrine”

I did to go deep enough to understand my commitment or study to anchor my faith

My desire for stuff or to live differently than my commitment

How can you deal with the root problems rather be distracted by manifestations?

How did Jesus show us how to be compassionate towards others?

Lazarus

and He said, “Where have you laid him?” They *said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. So the Jews were saying, “See how He loved him!” John 11: 34-36

Rich Young Ruler

Looking at him, Jesus showed love to him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” Mark 10:21

The Crowds

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36

What do you think this quote 

Be the opposite of what the person received or seen (trauma, hurt or exhaustion)

Why is treating the Bible like an instruction book, rather than a book to integrate into our lives on how to treat others, counter-productive to helping someone back to faith?

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15

What does Jackie mean when she says,

“A lot of people grew up in the church and believe what they were taught, but never processed those beliefs.”

Why is it important to process what we believe?

Why is praying for those who are deconstructing the most helpful thing you can do? 

Close in Prayer

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